Leading leftist thinker and organizer Carl Davidson joins Thorne Dreyer to address the question: "Socialism in America: What Might It Look Like?" Other topics include Donald Trump as a front for the Russian mob, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th birthday.
Carl Davidson, a longtime friend and colleague, was a leader of the '60s New Left. Carl is co-chair of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, a national board member of Solidarity Economy Network, and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). He was the founder of the Online University of the Left and is a local Beaver County, Pennsylvania, member of Steelworkers Associates. Carl works with the Progressive Democrats of America and was a founder of Progressives for Obama (later Progressive America Rising).
Carl is the author of several books, has been a contributor to The Rag Blog and also blogs at Keep On Keepin' On. This is his eighth visit to Rag Radio. In the 1960s, Davidson served as Vice President and National Secretary of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and was a writer and editor at the leftist Guardian newsweekly. Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run, solar powered community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is streamed live on the Internet at KOOP.org and Radio Free America. The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement. The show’s engineer and co-producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker; Suzy Shelor is Rag Radio associate; Alice Embree is guest host; Glenn Smith and Roy Casagranda are our political analysts, and Evan Hearn is the Rag Radio apprentice. The syndicated show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. Central) on KOOP, and is later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1, by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA, and at WALHRadio.com in Wilmington, OH -- and as a featured podcast at Veterans Today. Learn more about Rag Radio here.